Share internet from your home network or laptop to your iphone

Edited by Anonymous, Eng, Graeme

There are various of ways to get internet access on your iPhone unit. Like phone to phone, whether Android to iPhone or computer to iPhone. If you have WiFi internet access at home you can connect it in three different ways but depends on your router's configuration.

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Share internet from iPhone to iPhone

You need to pair your iPhone to other iPhone using Bluetooth to share internet access to your other iPhone. See method below on how to:

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    Turn on Bluetooth on both devices by going to Settings then General and Bluetooth, and set them both discoverable.
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    On the 2nd iPhone you want to get internet access, scan for available Bluetooth then select and pair.
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    Once paired, a Bluetooth icon will appear right on the top screen that has a message of connected.
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    On your 2nd iPhone, Try to open your safari and check if you have internet access.
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    Before you follow steps from 1 to 3, make sure you have internet access on your first iPhone either 3G/4G or WiFi.
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    This method is also applicable from iPhone 3G or 3GS up to present.
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Share Internet from Windows Vista, 7 or 8 computer to iPhone

This method requires a Windows computer to tether connection from computer to iPhone. See method below on how to:

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    On a Windows 7 Computer
     
    1. Turn on or boot up your computer and click the Start button to open the Start Menu.
    2. Hit the Control panel option then look for Network and Sharing Center from the list items
    3. Once you have the page of the Network and sharing center panel, Click on Setup a new connection or network then hit next or continue.
    4. Click the last option Setup a wireless ad hoc(Computer to Computer) network then hit the Next button to proceed.
    5. A two computer will show up on screen then hit Next to proceed.
    6. On the Network Name, Create your own Access Point name. Personalize your own WiFi name.
    7. Select the Security you preferred in the security type filed. Make sure to select WPA2 - PSK [AES] or WPA2 �" Personal.
    8. In the Security field box, type in your own password (Personalize) for authentication and security purposes. Make sure at least 8 characters and above.
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    On a Windows Vista Computer
     
    1. Turn on or boot up your computer and click the Start button to open the Start Menu
    2. Click on Connect to and Hit the Network and Sharing Center
    3. Click the last option Setup a wireless ad hoc(Computer to Computer) network then hit the Next button to proceed.
    4. A two computer will show up on screen then hit Next to proceed.
    5. On the Network Name, Create your own Access Point name. Personalize your own WiFi name.
    6. Select the Security you preferred in the security type filed. Make sure to select WPA2 - PSK [AES] or WPA2 �" Personal.
    7. In the Security field box, type in your own password (Personalize) for authentication and security purposes. Make sure at least 8 characters and above.
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    On a Windows 8 Computer
     
    1. Turn on or boot up your computer and click the Start button to open the Start Menu.
    2. Once you have the Charm, press Windows button and letter F on the Keyboard and type in Control panel.
    3. Once you have the page of the Network and sharing center panel, Click on Setup a new connection or network then hit next or continue.
    4. Click the last option Setup a wireless ad hoc(Computer to Computer) network then hit the Next button to proceed.
    5. A two computer will show up on screen then hit Next to proceed.
    6. On the Network Name, Create your own Access Point name. Personalize your own WiFi name.
    7. Select the Security you preferred in the security type filed. Make sure to select WPA2 - PSK [AES] or WPA2 �" Personal.
    8. In the Security field box, type in your own password (Personalize) for authentication and security purposes. Make sure at least 8 characters and above.
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    Go to your iPhone and tap the Settings application then WiFi.
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    Switch on the WiFi and select or tap the name you have created and input the password to authenticate to connect.
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    Once its connected, try to open up your safari and see if you can go on the internet.
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Share internet to iPhone from your home WiFi network

Nowadays, WiFi network at home is quite common as wireless feature are available to every hand held device to any type. You can connect your phone to the WiFi network in three methods, Such a the Scan and connect, Using WPS Pin and Adding your wireless network manually. See methods below on how to:

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    Scan and connect to your wireless or WiFi network
     
    1. If you know your wireless settings just Tap the Settings App on phone then WiFi. Your phone would automatically scan for available networks then select and connect to the network.
    2. Type in or in put your wireless password to connect to the wireless network.
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    Using WPS Pin to connect to the wireless network
     
    1. Go to your Settings App then wait till its done on scanning for wireless networks.
    2. Select the name of the wireless network and hit the WPS Pin if it is available. WPS Pin has two methods either on PIN form or Button to press. If it asks you to press the button, locate it on the router then press the WPS to connect. For Mac computer go to Apple Logo>>>System Preferences>>>Ethernet or WiFi>>>Advanced>>>TCP/IP and take note of the router where it shows the IP address of the router.  
      1. Connecting using WPS Pin is by accessing the router configuration page to generate a Pin.
      2. If you have a Windows computer you can do an ipconfig on a command prompt to get the default gateway address to access the web page.
      3. Type in the ip address in the address bar or URL then type the default user name and password of your router located on the back or bottom.
      4. Look for WPS setup and hit next to continue.
      5. Select Pin then generate
    3. Once you have the Pin, go back to the phone and input the WPS Pin to connect to the network
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    Adding your wireless network manually
     
    1. This is a method is quiet sensitive as you need to type the name and authentication on how you see it, if you misspelled the name of the network or if you put an upper case letter though you don not have then it will fail to connect.
    2. On your phone, tap on Settings Application and WiFi.
    3. Tap Add network manually or Add Access point and type your wireless settings to each filed.  
      1. If you don not know your wireless settings or if your unsure, then access the User configuration page of the router again. If you have a Windows computer you can do an ipconfig on a command prompt to get the default gateway address to access the web page. For Mac computer go to Apple Logo>>>System Preferences>>>Ethernet or WiFi>>>Advanced>>>TCP/IP and take note of the router where it shows the IP address of the router.
      2. Type in the ip address in the address bar or URL then type the default user name and password of your router located on the back or bottom.
      3. Look for Wireless Setup or Wireless Settings
      4. Take note of all the settings you needed to add manually.
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